Medical Marijuana Business Directory

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MANTIS Ad Network
MANTIS is the largest and most advanced cannabis-friendly marketing platform in the world. Built for display, native, and video. The company works to connect industry-leading brands with their desired audience across more than 500 digital publications in the niche. As of 2017, MANTIS influences more than 35 million people per month. Advertisers can run strategic display, content, and video advertising campaigns, reaching millions of targeted readers while effortlessly tracking their ad spend and campaign’s performance. The MANTIS ad network caters to CBD / hemp companies, licensed cannabis dispensaries, delivery services, and infused products, as well as ancillary …
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National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
Founded in 2010, The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is a trade organization for the cannabis industry. It serves to provide canna-businesses with a voice in Washington, D.C. The NCIA is led by industry leaders with the intent to speak for the needs of the rapidly-growing cannabis industry. Additionally, they allow members to choose who will serve on the board of directors with annual elections.
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Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
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Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
The Marijuana Policy Project was founded in 1995 in Washington, DC. The founders were members of NORML, but felt the organization should be more proactive. In turn, they broke away and started the MPP. In the time since its inception, the Marijuana Policy Project has garnered support from a number of influential parties and their advisory board includes celebrities like Jack Black, Bill Maher, Adrienne Curry, and Jesse Ventura. They have been instrumental to a number of changes in cannabis policy at the state level and aims to have the same effect on a national scale.
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International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) San Francisco
The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is coming back to San Francisco, California on February 6-7, 2020. As the longest-running cannabis industry B2B event in California, the ICBC is known for its unique blend of education, industry insight, policy, and entertainment. California’s cannabis market is the largest in the nation and the state has long been a cannabis public policy leader. California was the first state to legalize cannabis for medical use (1996) and has had a vibrant cannabis community for decades. Adult-use cannabis was legalized by California voters in 2016 and since that time the state has worked …
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Cannabis Business Summit & Expo San Francisco
Hosted by the cannabis industry’s largest and most respected trade association, The CannaBizSummit is the industry’s business-to-business event empowering the industry through education and commerce. The show embodies NCIA’s core values – education, advocacy and community – to deliver invaluable insights and best practices to both the novice and experienced business owner. As the only association-led national tradeshow in the industry, participating in the CannaBizSummit connects you to the best and brightest minds in the cannabis space and supports NCIA’s unparalleled national advocacy efforts. The Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from June 15-17, 2020 at the …
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The 6th Annual New England Cannabis Convention
The annual New England Cannabis Convention in Boston is attended by cannabis growers, consumers and business cultivators across the region. Last year the event boasted an attendance of over 9,000 people. NOTE: Legal CBD products and seeds are available for sale, but NO THC CANNABIS products of any kind will be displayed/gifted/sold.

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Mara Gordon
Co-founder / Chief Process Engineer of The Oil Plant (formerly Aunt Zelda’s)
Mara Gordon specializes in the development of cannabis extract treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California. She is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s and Zelda Therapeutics. Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis. Recognizing a need for patient focused software, Gordon founded CDRMed. With CDRMed, physicians and medical health professionals are able to make treatment recommendations based on the latest and highest-quality data. Gordon sits on the boards …
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Seibo Shen
Founder & CEO of VapeXhale
After a successful career in various revenue generating roles in the Silicon Valley and having 4 successful exits (Data.com, Successfactors, E2open, Yammer), Seibo Shen founded VapeXhale in 2010 and has served as CEO since the company’s inception. An active leader in the vaporizer community, Seibo works closely with VapeXhale’s product team to shape the technology behind the company’s products. The approach behind VapeXhale’s flagship product “The Cloud” was Seibo’s original concept, a technology that won five best product awards its first year on the market. Seibo received a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies from University of California, Los Angeles.
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Nevil Schoenmakers
Chief Production Director of Tasman Health Cannabinoids Pty Ltd
Born to Dutch parents in Australia, Nevil Schoenmakers, the father of “Dutch Seed Banks,” is among the most notable names in the history of cannabis genetics. He spent years tinkering with various strains and making crosses, particularly during his time at the Cannabis Castle near Germany. Most of Schoenmakers’ genetics stem from Haze lineage. Super Silver Haze, Nevil’s collaboration with Shantibaba, finished first at three consecutive HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups: ’97, ’98, and ’99. Another strain for which he is known for is Nevil’s Haze.
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Dennis Peron
Self Employed
Dennis Peron is an cannabis and LGBT activist who moved to San Francisco after serving in Vietnam. He may be best known for his co-authoring of Proposition 215 – California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996. At one point, Peron even ran in the Republican primaries. Prior to all this, Peron ran the “Big Top marijuana supermarket” from home in the 1970′s. He played an integral role in the passage of a 1978 initiative to allow the personal use of cannabis in San Francisco. However, the initiative was never adopted by law enforcement. Nonetheless, Dennis organized Proposition P in 1991. The …